OWL is a carnivorous bird of prey, usually active at night and known for its eerie hooting. Its diet consists mainly of rodents, though some species will eat insects, larger mammals and other birds. Owls do not build their own nests; they occupy hollow trees, other birds' nests, cliff ledges or even holes in the ground. There are 15 owl species in BC, more than in any other province, and each is adapted to a different habitat. The short-eared owl (Asio flammeus) prefers open country and nests...

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